Kathy Lynn Emerson

Kathy Lynn Emerson writes the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries, starting with MURDER IN THE QUEEN'S WARDROBE, a spin-off of her Face Down Mystery Series. She is also the author of the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet and numerous other books in other genres, including the Agatha-award-winning HOW TO WRITE KILLER HISTORICAL MYSTERIES: THE ART AND ADVENTURE OF SLEUTHING THROUGH THE PAST. As Kaitlyn Dunnett she is the author of the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American-Heritage Mysteries, starting with KILT DEAD.


The Corpse Wore Tartan - Can there be such a thing as too many men in kilts? Normally Liss MacCrimmon, proprietor of Moosetookalook, Maine's one and only Scottish Emporium, would say no. But that's before one of them turns out to be murderous...The bagpipes are blaring at The Spruces, Moosetookalook's finest hotel, reopened just in time to host the Burns Night Supper, an annual celebration of Scotland's beloved poet,. . .

Kensington - 2010-11-01

Kilt Dead - Liss MacCrimmon, professional Scottish dancer, returns to her home town of Moosetookalook, Maine to recover from a career-ending knee injury and stumbles over murder. First in the series. Also available in paperback, ebook, and large print editions.

Kensington - 2007-01-01

Scone Cold Dead - Liss's old dance troupe comes to town but the happy reunion is spoiled by murder. Who would do away with the company's manager? And with a poisoned scone, too! Also available in paperback, large print and ebook formats. Second in the series.

Kensington - 2008-01-01

A Wee Christmas Homicide - Liss MacCrimmon's Moosetoookalook Scottish Emporium has the last cache of Tiny Teddies---the hot new toy of the Christmas season---and Moosetookalook business people hope to make a killing. Unfortunately, one of the downtown merchants really does end up dead, and his little bear, too! Third in the series. Also available in ebook and paperback editions.

Kensington - 2009-10-15

Deadlier than the Pen - Scandal sheet journalist Diana Spaulding is set on the trail of horror writer Damon Bathory. Is he the one murdering other female reporters around the country? Or is that just a terrible coincidence? Set in 1888 in New York City and Bangor Maine. First of four novels. Also available as an ebook and in large print. 

Pemberley Press - 2004-01-01

Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie - Large Print. When the steward of her husband's Lancashire estate keels over dead in his supper, Susanna Appleton immediately suspects poison. After all, she's an expert on poisonous herbs. She's even writing a book on the subject. She heads north to investigate and uncovers more secrets than she bargained for. First in the series. Set in 1559. Also available as an ebook. 

Delphi Books - 2004-01-01

Face Down Upon an Herbal - Large Print. Susanna, Lady Appleton, author of "A Cautionary Herbal," is called upon to help write another herbal . . . just before the original compiler is murdered. Is this simple malice domestic, or is the killer part of an international scheme involving Scots lairds and plots to overthrow the queen? Set in 1561. Second in the series. Also available as an ebook. 

Delphi Books - 2006-01-01

Face Down Among the Winchester Geese - Large Print. Susanna, Lady Appleton tracks a serial killer in this third book in the series, and one of the suspects is her own husband. Set in 1563. Also available as an ebook. 

Delphi Books - 2007-01-01

Face Down Beneath the Eleanor Cross - Large Print. Someone lures Susanna Appleton to a shady London tavern for a rendezvous with her estranged husband. When he's found dead beneath the Eleanor Cross, she's the one suspected of murder. After all, she is an expert on poisonous herbs. 4th in the series. Set in 1565. Also available as an ebook. 

Delphi Books - 2009-01-01

Fatal as a Fallen Woman - 2nd in the series. Diana is about to return to Maine and Ben Northcote when she receives word of her father's death . . . and her mother's arrest. Instead, she heads west, for Denver and family secrets that threaten both her mother's life and her own future. Also available as an ebook. 

Pemberley Press - 2005-01-01

No Mortal Reason - 3rd in the series. Diana visits relatives she didn't know she had in rural New York state and stumbles over one old murder and one very new one. Set in the Sullivan County Catskills. 

Pemberley Press - 2007-01-01

Lethal Legend - 4th in the series. Diana and Ben are supposed to be planning their wedding, but murder gets in the way. Set in Maine in 1888. 

Pemberley Press - 2008-01-01

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries - This Agatha-award-winning look at historical mystery writing is by the author of the Face Down Series and the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet. Called "the best book about writing mysteries that I have ever read" by reviewer Marv Lachman, it includes the author's take on the subject plus anecdotes, advice, and other information contributed by over fifty other historical mystery writers and o. . .

Perseverance Press - 2008-04-15

Face Down Below the Banqueting House - The queen is coming for a visit to Leigh Abbey, Susanna Appleton's home in Kent. Susanna isn't thrilled by the idea but she's even less pleased when a body turns up. Set in 1573. 8th in the series. Also available as an ebook. 

Perseverance Press - 2005-04-15

Face Down Beside St. Anne's Well - When foster daughter Rosamond's French tutor is found dead beside St. Anne's Well, Lady Appleton heads north to help her find the killer. Set in Buxton, Derbyshire in 1575. 9th in the series.  

Perseverance Press - 2006-04-15

Face Down O'er the Border - Susanna's dearest friend Catherine is in big trouble. She's suspected of murdering her mother-in-law. Set in Edinburgh in 1577. 10th in the series.

Perseverance Press - 2007-09-15

Murders and Other Confusions - A collection of mystery short stories featuring the characters from the Face Down Mystery Series. The stories are in chronological order, with the earliest featuring the young Susanna Leigh before she married Robert Appleton and the latest taking place after the events in FACE DOWN O'ER THE BORDER (book ten in the series). Each story is followed by an author's note containing historical trivia and. . .

Crippin & Landru - 2004-04-15

Scotched - In Liss MacCrimmon's fifth adventure, she's selling Scottish items at the First Annual Maine Cozy Con, held in her home town of Moosetookalook, Maine, when the woman everyone loves to hate is found dead at the bottom of a nearby cliff. Liss wants to believe it's an accident, but when a second woman dies, it's definitely murder.

Kensington - 2011-10-25

Bagpipes, Brides, and Homicides - 6th in the Liss MacCrimmon series, this one includes a Scottish festival, a wedding and, of course, a murder.

Kensington - 2012-07-31

Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones - In this 7th entry in the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage series, written as Kaitlyn Dunnett, plans to celebrate Halloween in Moosetookalook, Maine go horribly awry.

Kensington - 2013-07-30